Amazon struck gold with its adaption of Garth Ennis’ The Boys, a world where the superheroes aren’t kept in check and act as they please. The series has already scored a spinoff with its rising popularity as the third season approaches, with filming having wrapped on the season awhile back. Things are set to get even crazier than before with the arrival of Jensen Ackle’s Soldier Boy, and superhero team Payback.
Payback is a spoof on the Marvel Comics team, the Avengers, with Solider Boy acting as their Captain America. But he won’t be the only member of the team making their way to Vought this season, as Laurie Holden is already set to debut as Crimson Countess, their play on Scarlet Witch. We got our very first look at Holden as the supe today.
Like quite a few characters used on the series, the character of Crimson Countess didn’t play a huge role in the comics and is only a minor antagonist. The character possesses flight and heat generation abilities that allows her to shoot fireballs. The title of Crimson Countess originally belonged to another World War 2 veteran supe who fought against the Nazis with a group known as the Avenging Squad, all of whom quickly died.
Season 3 of The Boys currently has no set release date but with release exclusively on Amazon Prime. The season with see the return of the main cast alongside newcomers like Katia Winter, Sean Patrick Flanery, Nick Wechsler, and Frances Turner.